Paris: Durand & Cie [PN 9500], 1917.
Folio. Loose in original publisher's brown printed wrappers, as issued. Piano: 2 ff., 44 pp.; Violin:  (titling in manuscript), 2-11 pp.
Wrappers slightly worn and chipped; upper stained, with previous owner's name to upper outer corner and handstamp to lower margin. Edges slightly soiled; minor foxing to some leaves; occasional staining; a few leaves with minor edge tears; handstamp of musicseller Wagenaar in Utrecht to foot of title of score.
First Edition. Scarce. Incorrectly identified as Op. 118 on title; correct opus number to first page of both score and part.
Fauré's sonata premiered in Paris at a joint concert of the Société nationale de musique and the Société Musicale Indépendant by Louis Capet and the composer on 10 November 1917.
"Certain traits characterize nearly all [Faure's] music. Much of his individuality comes from his handling of harmony and tonality. Without completely destroying the sense of tonality, and with a sure intuitive awareness of what limits ought to be retained, he freed himself from its restrictions....Fauré’s harmonic richness is matched by his melodic invention. He was a consummate master of the art of unfolding a melody: from a harmonic and rhythmic cell he constructed chains of sequences that convey – despite their constant variety, inventiveness and unexpected turns – an impression of inevitability." Jean-Michel Nectoux in Grove Music Online.
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